China's Baidu Works With Labels on Music Downloads

From PC World: Top Chinese search engine Baidu is considering sharing ad revenue from its music search service with record labels, or remunerating the labels in some other way. Baidu's move toward authorized downloads comes after years of criticism of the search service for linking to downloads of pirated songs on other Web sites.

The move comes after rival Google expanded its own licensed music download search, offered only in China, earlier this year.

McAfee blasted for having holes in its Web site

From CNET Security vulnerabilities on McAfee sites, including one designed to scan customers' sites for flaws, exposed certain customer accounts and could have been used for phishing attacks in which malware disguised as McAfee software could be distributed, security experts say.

McAfee said late on Tuesday that most of the vulnerabilities were fixed, except for one part of the Web site that was taken offline to be fixed.

Craigslist Facing Growing Government Scrutiny

From DailyTech: Craigslist has several important issues it must deal with, as company representatives recently met with officials over suspected advertisements posted on the site related to erotic services and other sexual activity.

Craigslist attorneys and representatives met with the attorneys general from Connecticut, Illinois, and Missouri to discuss safety concerns related to the site.

Asus to Release 11.6-inch Eee PC

From Tom's Hardware: We’ve seen Asus push the boundaries of what a netbook should do with the Eee PC 1004DN and its built-in optical drive.

Although we’ve seen larger-screened ‘netbooks’ from Dell in the Mini 12, Asus will soon be pushing the Eee PC to 11.6-inches, according to Digitimes.

Microsoft: Vista Will Live on Until at Least 2011

From Tom's Hardware: According to a report in Computerworld, a Microsoft spokesperson said the company has no plans to dump Vista when Windows 7 launches and will keep selling it to computer makers, system builders, volume licensees and consumers at retail until at least January 2011.

Intel Invests in ASM International to Secure Nanometer Process Technologies

From DailyTech: Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel Corporation, has bought 4 percent of semiconductor equipment manufacturer ASM International (also known as ASMI) through open market transactions.

Microsoft Lays off More Workers

From PC World: Microsoft on Tuesday announced new job cuts that are part of the 5,000 the company said in January that it expected to eliminate.

The company did not say exactly how many people would be affected or describe which groups will lose the positions.

Apple adding 3G to MacBooks

From CNET An Apple job posting suggests the company might be thinking about adding 3G wireless radios to future MacBooks.

Time for Microsoft to fess up on Windows 7 date

From CNET With the release candidate for Windows 7 now publicly available, it's entirely reasonable for businesses and consumers to want to know when the final release will be available.
Reasonable maybe, but Microsoft still won't even confirm whether the release of Windows 7 is targeted for this year or early next year.

Windows 7 Gets Dose of High Octane...Wallpapers

From Tom's Hardware: Those who have already gotten their hands on Windows 7 will notice several things that are different. For one, Microsoft has been more transparent than ever in its development process. That could be due to the change in how people use the internet these days as compared to Windows Vista.


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